Module Identifier MM32110  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Jack Eaton  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite MM32010  
Course delivery Lecture   14 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours  66%
Semester Assessment  34%
Supplementary Exam1.5 Hours  66%
Supplementary Assessment 1 piece of coursework  33%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


This module builds on the foundations established by module MM32010 by extending the discussion and inquiry to international level. This is done by way of a genuinely comparative analysis ie rather than country-by country studies, a programme of industrial relations topics and themes, in each of which comparisons of national practices and policies may be made. The module also encourages and develops an interest in the employment management problems and practices of managers in other countries in order to better understand similar issues in the UK and also to consider whether such practices could be transplanted into management in the UK. The module is designed to be more accessible to the growing numbers of overseas students of Business and Economics and to be open to their suggestions for further development.

Reading Lists

J Eaton Comparative Employment Relations Polity/Blackwell
G Bamber and R Lansbury International and Comparative Industrial Relations Routledge
J van Ruysseveldt, R Huiskamp and J van Hoof Comparative Industrial and Employment Relations SAGE
P Leisink (ed) Globalisation and Labor Relations SAGE


This module is at CQFW Level 6